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A Guide To Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo grain is wider and more evident - strips of bamboo are individually glued together horizontally to form the plank.
Bamboo grain is thinner and less evident - strips of bamboo are individually glued together vertically to form the plank.
Bamboo grain is random - strands of bamboo are torn apart and then recompressed with resin under extreme heat and pressure to form the plank.
Note: Both structures shown below are only available in the Strand Woven Bamboo constructions. Their stability and performance is identical. Our engineered boards are only designed this way due to the extra width of the plank as the manufacturing process does not allow for a solid board this size to be made.
A solid bamboo plank with Uniclic® profile and a 4mm wear layer. This is fully warranted with Under Floor Heating use and can be sanded back if the lacquer on the surface needs to be renewed.
An engineered bamboo plank with the Uniclic® profile. The base is made up of plywood with a 4mm wear layer of bamboo on top. This is fully warranted with Under Floor Heating use and can be sanded back if the lacquer on the surface needs to be renewed
Tongue & Groove
The traditional method for fitting - upon installation an underlay is layed onto the subfloor, the planks are then placed on top, glued along the length and width and then pushed together. Alternatively flexible adhesive can be troweled onto the sub-floor, the planks are then layed on top and pushed together to complete the installation.
Patented design used all over the world - simply click the planks together using the drop lock system, this can be installed either horizontally or at an angle over underlay or a flexible adhesive.
Typically blonde/yellow tones. This shade is the natural colour of bamboo
Consists of light/dark brown tones. This shade is created by smoking the bamboo strips in an industrial kiln
A black transparent colour option. The handscraped process gives a rippled effect that gives each plank a more traditional appearance
Note: The Natural and Carbonised Strand Woven colour options are significantly darker than their Horizontal and Vertical bamboo flooring counterparts
Janka Hardness Scale (kn)
The above scale illustrates the hardness of varying different species of wood along with both the standard and strand woven bamboo variations. Each figure denotes the hardness of that particular wood/bamboo type - the higher the number, the harder the surface.